NHLOW Kick-off Meeting Agenda










New Hampshire Lives On Water
Initiative Kick-off Meeting Notes
Monday, October 27 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Plymouth State University – Concord Campus

Purpose  – To inform and engage water-related organizations, businesses, and opinion leaders regarding the New Hampshire Lives on Water Initiative and to develop concrete steps for action.

8:30 am   Check in and Refreshments

9:00 am   John Gilbert, Chair – Introductions
What is the New Hampshire Lives on Water Initiative and what do we hope to accomplish today?

9:20 am   Jim Rousmaniere, Retired Editor, Keene Sentinel
Streams and Us: A History of Fresh Water in New Hampshire

9:40 am   Marcy Lyman –
Draft Framework for the Initiative and discussion

10:25 am   Topic Breakout Sessions  / Light Refreshments
Concrete steps that can be taken to launch and advance the initiative

Engagement/Regional Collaboration and Pilot Programs/
For a better understanding of water resources
Introduced by Alison Watts, Joseph Boyer, Marcy Lyman
Facilitation assistance by A. de Cossy

Water Infrastructure – Need, Economics and Funding
Introduced by John Gilbert, Sarah Pillsbury
Facilitation assistance by D. Truslow

11:10       Report back on Breakout sessions
What concrete actions can be taken and initiated?

11:50                  Next Steps – Danna Truslow and Anne de Cossy

  • An overview of Collective Impact
    • Champion Recruitment
    • Coalition Development
    • Backbone Organization

12:15                  John Gilbert, Chair – Where do we go from here?